NCI-IOTN-SITC-AAI Workshop on Combining Immunotherapy with Radiotherapy: Opportunities and Challenges for Clinical Translation (Meeting Logistics)

Meeting Logistics

Workshop title: NCI-IOTN-SITC-AAI Workshop on Combining Immunotherapy with Radiotherapy: Opportunities and Challenges for Clinical Translation

Date/time: Jan 16, 2024 8:30 am – 5:30 pm EST

Jan 17, 2024 8:30 am – 1:00 pm EST


Location: Natcher Conference Center (Building 45), NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, MD and virtual


NCI reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, MD, for arrival on Jan 15 and departure on Jan 17. Please make a reservation using the following link or by calling 1.888.591.1234 and giving the workshop name. The last day to book your reservation is Dec 22, 2023. Hyatt Regency Bethesda is atop the Bethesda metro station, which is one stop away from the NIH metro station (“Medical Center” station).

Getting to NIH Main Campus

NIH main campus is located at 9000 Rockville Pike., Bethesda, Maryland. Visitors are strongly encouraged to use public transportation to get to campus.

By Metro

Visitors can take the Red Line Shady Grove Metrorail to the Medical Center Metro stop which is conveniently located outside the NIH visitor center. For information on where to board the Red Line, information on fares, and schedules, visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority "Metro" site.

By Car

All visitors must enter through the NIH Gateway Center, located adjacent to the Medical Center Metro Station at the South Drive entrance to campus from Rockville Pike / Wisconsin Avenue (Route 355). Please use the primary visitor parking lot, MLP-11, a 342-space, multi-level underground parking garage outside of the NIH perimeter (vehicles do not require inspection). The cost to park in MLP-11 is $2 per hour for the first three hours, $12 maximum for the entire day. This is the same rate currently charged for all visitor parking at the NIH.

By Bus

Various Montgomery County Ride-On bus routes service NIH Main Campus. These buses all have bike racks. Additionally, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) offers commuter bus routes to NIH Main Campus. Use the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority trip planner to plan your commute.

Getting Through Security

Security screening is required for access to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus. Please arrive early to allow ample time for security procedures, which can take as long as 30 minutes:

  1. Find the NIH Gateway Center (bldg. 66), located adjacent to the Medical Center Metro.
  2. Be prepared to submit to a personal inspection prior to entering the campus. If you are driving, your vehicle will also be inspected at the Gateway center.
  3. Provide a government-issued ID such as a driver's license or passport. Visitors under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  4. Inform security personnel that you are attending a conference at the Natcher Conference Center.
  5. Keep your visitor badge visible on you.

Additional information about the security process and visiting NIH, can be found at

Note: For visitors from foreign countries with non-U.S. citizenship, additional pre-clearance is required to visit NIH Main Campus and may take up to ten days to complete. Please email Tiffany Ferguson at least two weeks before the meeting if you plan on attending. One of our team members will reach out with additional information to help you.

Getting to Building 45 (Natcher)

The symposium will be located in the NIH Natcher Conference Center Auditorium (Building 45). Visitors can take a short walk to Building 45 from the NIH Gateway Center or use the Campus Shuttle, getting off the Building 45 stop.

Visitors can download the NIHCC TakeMeThere App to view a virtual map with the auditorium’s location.

For more visitor information please visit

Map to Building 45 (Natcher)

NIH Campus Visitor Map